What an enormous output this year by Jason Corder aka offthesky. He has given us two great releases on term and autoplate. Now he returns with a 4-track-EP on Resting Bell.
Musically related to the "Du Soleil ep" on atmoworks, "rare decay" presents four careful though stunning pieces. The entire release from beginning to end is a perfect compliment to lying down and watching the clouds lilt by. Or like listlessly gazing on a silent snow fall. It is a fitting soundtrack to harbor the softer side of winter's brittle curse. It's warmth beckons beauty that stirs fire in the icy corners of a torpid tundra landscape.
January 28, 2009 Subject:
album of the year
for 2007 this was my album of the year, closely followed by Hawgood's 'Fires' album (what a month that was for Resting Bell). one of the most detailed and unique sounding artists on the net or any other scene around today.
April 16, 2008 Subject:
A great release on Resting Bell. The piano, when it comes in right at the beginning' is so striking and the way the songs evolve is really rather beautiful. Very good work indeed.
December 31, 2007 Subject:
Resting Bell kicking it
I think this is an amazing release. It is so subtle and beautiful. Resting Bell are the most interesting new label around this year - and I think in the more recent releases they have really set a standard - this album and the IDH works are head and shoulders above the other releases (but this is only because these are so good). I hope offthesky release more soon as I am hooked. It would be awesome to hear a IDH offthesky collaboration although it seems unlikely as both are on various labels it seems releasing loads of stuff! A wonderful label and wonderful work. thank you RB Jason and Ian